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Boris Maryanovsky and his 1978 C10 on HOT ROD Power Tour 2019

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire

We didn’t recognize Boris at first, but we should have known it was him when this green and wood-paneled 1978 C10 blew by us during a stop on the HOT ROD Power Tour route. It sounded mean, and supercharged, and was just slammed enough to look right on a modern set of wheels. We swiveled as it went by and tried to follow, but he lost us in the mountains.

But kismet caught up with us as we dropped into a hidden valley right outside of the Cherokee National Forest. The truck was sitting at the exit of a gas station that was brimming with musclecars. The licence plate said Ring Ldr. As we contemplated its meaning, a man with a flat-billed cap and a smile approached us from the station. We still hadn’t recognized him from his fleet of Patina Plantation cars on the 2018 HOT ROD Power tour until he let us off the hook. “I know who you are, I’m Boris.”

If you don’t know this guy by now, Boris Maryanovsky is very closely connected with a gang of guys who are building the survivor vibe. The Roadster Shop, 417 Motorsports, Chad, and the legendary Facebook page Street Machinery Sales and Service Sunday Swap-A-Rama are all linked by the these cars. The recipe is simple, but requires an eye for stance, bodywork, and the use of colors. Boris finds a car or truck where he “likes the patina,” blows it apart, adds a new interior, suspension, and some sort of trick drivetrain and sends it. The results are high-performance, drivable, eye catching machines.

This one was found in San Jose, California and was a former Army Base motor pool vehicle painted Olive Drab. Following the rules, Boris pulled the body off the frame, powder-coated it, and added Ride Tech tubular control arms, air springs, and dropped the thing down over a narrowed 12-bolt differential with 4.11:1 gears from JD Race. While looking for a drivetrain, he found a crashed Hellcat, pulled the 6.2L Hemi, added a pulley from ATI, long tubes, and a Holley EFI system, and dropped it in. Using a Wilcap adapter, Boris bolted it to a GM 4L85 from Gearstar. He finished the chassis with a set of Wilwood 14-inch disk brakes and 20×10 and 19×8 Billet Specialties Turbines and 275/245 tires.

The paint was cut and buffed then wood-grain tape decals were added with stock trim to complete the look. Yes, those mirrors are stock. The interior is new with a complimentary green color that looks original but isn’t. This truck went from sitting behind the shop to driving on the 2019 HOT ROD Power Tour in 60 days. He does this all the time.

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